The Global Fund has brokered debt swap agreement before, but not like the latest one between Germany and Egypt.
New Debt2Health agreements have been signed among the Global Fund and several countries. One agreement involves Australia and Indonesia; another involves Germany and Côte d'Ivoire. This brings the total number of Debt2Health agreements to four.
Donors are expected to give the Global Fund at least $9.7 billion over the next three years, 57% more than they gave over the past three years.
The GTZ BACKUP Initiative has published a guide on where technical support for capacity development of Global Fund recipients is most needed, who is able to provide it, and how to make best use of it.
The Global Fund has launched a campaign in France to raise awareness about the Fund. It will feature advertisements in nearly 40 French magazines and newspapers, on several French television channels, and in the largest network of cinemas in France. By early next year the campaign will extend to Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK.